Friends of the Port Townsend Library!

We always welcome more Friends. Support your library by joining the organization, donating books, volunteering, or all three.

Join the Friends and receive . . . 

  • Satisfaction from sustaining our public library and community

  • Three newsletters a year

  • Early admission to book sales

  • Invitations to the Friends’ annual meeting and other gatherings​​

Donate books


We appreciate

Donations of gently used books, DVDs, and CDs. Place your items in the donation box near the library entrance, off the parking lot on the Harrison Street side.


For large quantities and multiple boxes of books or media, please e-mail, and we will

  • meet you at our weekly book sorting location or

  • arrange to pick them up from your home.

We cannot take

  • Damaged books (underlining; broken spines; torn, missing, or dog-eared pages; water damage; mildew or mold)

  • Romance novels, Reader’s Digest condensed books, textbooks, English-language dictionaries, or encyclopedias

  • Books with stapled or spiral bindings

  • Self-help or computer books ten years old or older

  • VHS or audio cassette tapes


Volunteer for fun

  • Book sales

  • Book s​orting, boxing, transporting

  • Outreach

  • Occasional tasks

  • Create your own job!

Join our board

From time to time, we look for book and library enthusiasts to serve on our board. A few computer skills are a big help, but the main qualification of a good board member is an eagerness to work alongside friends and neighbors for the benefit of our library and community. Please e-mail us for more information.

The health of our civilization . . . and our concern for the future can all be tested by how well we support our libraries.

— Carl Sagan (1980)

Friends of the Port Townsend Library

PO Box 452
Port Townsend, WA 98368

Friends of the Port Townsend Library is qualified for tax exemption under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, EIN 91-1344812. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

© 2019 Friends of the Port Townsend Library